Whats the best glue to use for gluing tubes in blanks?

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Whats the best glue to use for gluing tubes in blanks?

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Most people use either cyanoacrylate (CA) a.k.a. superglue, epoxy or polyurethane (PU). Any one of those can give good results, if properly used. The important thing is to assure a good bond, and proper fill (no gaps between the tube and the barrel). CA glue is quick, and can be worked a few minutes of settling time. It is best to use FLEXIBLE CA glue, or GAP-FILLING. Do not use thin CA! Epoxy comes in several ‘speeds’: 5-min epoxy is good because you can turn the barrel after 1/2 hour drying time. Longer cure time epoxies are also available. PU needs to dry overnight, but it has a wonderful property in that it expands as it dries. That helps assure a good fill! It is moisture activated, therefore not the best for plastics, in some climates at least.

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